People

Principal Investigator

Lauren 

 

Graduate Students

 

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Henry Pan

B.S., Michigan State University, 2016

Office: FNT 3.134

Email: panhenry@utexas.edu

Henry was born in Boston and raised in Troy, MI.  He graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering at MSU, where he was president of the MSU Chapter of AIChE. While at MSU, he worked with Dr. David Hodge on enzymatic surface accessibility of biofuel substrates.  He also spent a summer as a R&D intern at Dow Corning (now Dow Performance Silicones), working on silicon chemistry for wearable electronics.  In the Webb group, he is interested in studying how surface chemistry can control protein fibrillization.  

 

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Paul Handali

B.S., Trinity College, 2018

Office: FNT 3.134

Email: paul.handali@utexas.edu

Paul was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, and was raised there untill he was 11 years old, after which he returned to his passport country of Indonesia. For college, he moved to the US where he obtained a BS in chemistry at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, with a minor in Japanese. While at Trinity, he worked with Dr. Timothy Curran developing organometallic models of beta-sheets.  He joined the Webb group in Fall 2018, interested in developing methods of attaching proteins to abiotic surfaces without loss in protein structure or function.
 

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Molly Kogan

B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2013

Office: FNT 3.134

Email: molly.kogan@gmail.com

Molly was born and raised in Cleveland, OH.  She graduated from RPI in 2013 with a BS in chemistry.  While at RPI, she worked with Dr. Linda McGown on MALDI-TOF-MS to analyze aptamer-modified surfaces.

 

 

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"Chloe" Xi Shi

B.S., Lanzhou University, 2008

Office: FNT 3.134

Email: chloe.x.shih@utexas.edu

Chloe received her BS in Biotechnology at Lanzhou University. She then worked in Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH), Chinese Academy of Science. While at GIBH, she worked with Dr. Guangjin Pan and Dr. Duanqin Pei on reprogramming and differentiation of the induced Pluripotent Stem cells. In the summer of 2019, Chloe joined the Webb group to study the photoactivation mechanisms of the photoactivatable superfolder green fluorescent protein.

 

 

 

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Jake Fink

B.S., Georgia Gwinnett College, 2018

Office: FNT 3.134

Email: jacksonfink@utexas.edu

Jake grew up in Suwanee, Georgia and graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College with a BS in Biochemistry in 2018. During his time at GGC he studied the binding of neuromelanin to Parkinsonian agents. He spent a year following graduation as an ORISE intern at the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Durham, North Carolina where he worked on in vitro neurotoxicity assays of PFAS compounds and other industrial products. He joined the Webb Group in the spring of 2020.

Undergraduates

 

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Danielle Landry

Dani was born and raised just outside of Saint Louis, Missouri.  She moved to Texas in 2013 and is the second year of her chemistry major.  She joined the Webb group in 2018 is is working with Elisa on understanding protein-protein interactions and their electrostatic properties.  Outside of lab, she enjoys spending her time with her family and enjoying the outdoors.
 

 

 

Dr. Lauren J. Webb
Associate Professor
Graduate Advisor

A.B., Bowdoin College, 2000
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2005
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, 2005 - 2008

Office: WEL 3.212B
Email: lwebb@cm.utexas.edu

 

 

 

 

 

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Yu Chun Lin

B.S., National Tsing Hua University, 2017

Office: FNT 3.134

Email: y-cl@utexas.edu

Yu-Chun received her BS in Chemistry with a concentration of Energy and the Environment from NTHU in 2017.  She did her undergraduate research at the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences at Academia Sinica, Taiwan, focusing on the applications of orbital overlap in semiconductors. In the Webb group, she plans to focus on computational approaches to predict pKa values in proteins. bla bla bla bla bla bla bla blabla bla bla bla bla bla blabla bla bla bla bla bla blabla bla bla bla bla bla

 

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Frank Jermusek

B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017

Office: FNT 3.134

Email: fajermusek@utexas.edu

Originally from the Twin Cities area in Minnesota, Frank earned his BS in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2017.  During this time, Frank worked in Dr. William Fahl's laboratory studying the efficacy of PrC-210 as a reactive oxygen species scavenging molecule.  Frank handled mice for a tumorigenesis study and learned DNA damage analysis. In the Spring of 2019, Frank joined the Webb laboratory to investigate electrostatic interactions between proteins. bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

 

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Josh Correira

B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2018

Office: FNT 3.134

Email: josh.correira@utexas.edu

Josh grew up in central Massachusetts and graduated from RPI with a BS in chemistry.  While at RPI, he worked on synthesizing novel photo-initiator molecules for use in 3D printing applications, mentored first-year students, and worked as a Firefighter/EMT.  Josh joined the Webb group in the Fall of 2018.

 

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Aleida G. Gonzalez

B.S., University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2019.

Office: FNT 3.134

Email: agglzc@utexas.edu

Aleida was born in McAllen, TX, and raised in Matamoros, Mexico. She moved to the U.S. for high school, and after obtained a BS in chemistry at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville, TX with a minor in pure mathematics. During her undergraduate studies, Aleida worked under the supervision of Dr. Arnulfo Mar in the project of determination of biochemical properties of medicinal plant Moringa oleifera. She has also done summer NSF research internships in Lyon, France and Clemson University. In Spring 2020, Aleida joined the Webb group, interetested in developing adaptable of gold nanoparticles for immobilization of proteins without losing structure and function.

 

Alumni

Michelle Nguyen (BS, Microbiology, 2010)
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (MD program)

Huong Tran (BS, Chemistry, 2010)
PhD (Chemistry), The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016
Postdoc, DeGrado Laboratory, University of California - San Francisco

Daniel Ensign (Postdoctoral Scholar)
Two Sigma Investments, Houston, TX

Layking Chang (BS, Chemical Engineering)

Juana Rivas (Texas A&M University-Commerce, NSF REU Scholar)

Robert Newberry (BS, Biochemistry, 2011)
PhD (Chemistry), The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016
Postdoc, DeGrado Laboratory, University of California - San Francisco

Ellen Hays (BS, Biochemistry, 2011)
The University of Washington (chemistry graduate program)

Wenhui Hu (MS, Chemistry, 2011)

Ignacio Gallardo (Postdoctoral Scholar)
Environmental Scientist, AECOM, Austin, TX

Nicholas Albanesi (BS, Neuroscience)

Coriyon Arrington (East Carolina University, NSF REU Scholar)

Ruifei Wang (BS, Aerospace Engineering)
Baylor College of Medicine (MD Program)

Nancy Gonzalez (BS, Chemistry, 2014)

Germain Martinez (BS, Chemistry)

Kristeen Onyirioha (BS, Chemistry, 2014)
University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center (MD Program)

David Walker (PhD, Biochemistry, 2014)
Postdoc, Harshey Laboratory, UT-Austin

Christina Ragain (PhD, Chemistry, 2014)
Department of Chemistry, Southeastern Missouri State University

Annette Raigoza (Postdoctoral Scholar)
Department of Chemistry, College of St. Benedict and St. John's University

Kjell Schroeder (PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, 2015)
Big Delta Systems, Houston, TX

Andrew Ritchie (PhD, Chemistry, 2015)
Epic, Madison, WI

Jason Dugger (PhD, Chemistry, 2015)
Postdoc, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mahnoor Zia (BS Chemistry, 2015)
Texas A&M University (MD Program)

Seth Norman

Rebika Shrestha (PhD, Chemistry, 2016)
Postdoc, National Institutes of Health

Joshua Slocum (PhD, Chemistry, 2017)
Postdoc, UC-Boulder and JILA

Benjamin Chang (BS, Chemistry, 2017)

Desiree Fernandez (BS, Chemistry, 2019)

Santiago Sanchez (BS, Chemistry, 2017)
MPhill Program, Cambridge University, UK

Bella Shah (BS, Computer Science, 2017)

Lisa Strong (BS, Biochemistry, 2018)
PhD Program, UC-Berkely

Annie Zhang (BS, Chemistry, 2019)

Cari Anderson (PhD, Chemistry, 2019)
Intel Corp.

Elisa Novelli (PhD, Chemistry, 2019)
Intel Corp.

Jeremy First (PhD, Chemistry, 2019)
BP

Whitney Fies (PhD, Chemistry, 2019)